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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

December 27, 2018

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Thursday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-BANNER YEAR

PORTLAND, Ore. An Oregon Democratic congressman says 2018 was the year that the marijuana movement “crested.” U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who’s been working for decades to overturn the federal ban on pot says, “It’s clear that this is all coming to a head.” In 2018, California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, U.S. drug regulators approved the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical to treat kids with a form of epilepsy and billions of investment dollars poured into cannabis companies. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,120 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

FBC--ALAMO BOWL PREVIEW

SAN ANTONIO _ A victory over Washington State in the Alamo Bowl would cap one of Iowa State’s best seasons in decades. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. With Alamo Bowl Preview Capsule.

FBN--SEAHWAKS-DICKSON

RENTON, Wash. _ Michael Dickson has proved to be a punting wiz during his rookie season for the Seattle Seahawks. But even he was a little anxious last week when he was nearly called into action to drop kick a field goal or extra-point attempt. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 4 p.m. PT.

IN BRIEF:

_GAME FARM LAWSUIT: Suit: Olympic Game Farm sued, accused of neglect.

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